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in advance

Prior to something else, such as the start of something, a deadline, or the occurrence of an event. Unfortunately, you'll have to submit the piece in order to get paid. We never pay in advance. I like to check out the route in advance so I don't run into any surprises when I'm driving to my interview.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in advance

[of something given, paid, or provided] before it is due. The bill isn't due for a month, but I paid it in advance. I want my pay in advance.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in advance

1. Beforehand, ahead of time. For example, He insisted on being paid half his fee in advance.
2. in advance of. In front of, as in The point man moved in advance of the squad. [Mid-1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in adˈvance (of something)

before the time that is expected; before something happens: a week/month/year in advanceIt’s cheaper if you book the tickets in advance.People were evacuated from the coastal regions in advance of the hurricane. OPPOSITE: in the wake of somebody/something
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in advance

Ahead of time; beforehand.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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